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Nov 10, 2013 8:30am EST
center. she's finishing her bachelor's degree at the university of massachusetts in amherst but she has concerns about the future. >> education is really important, but it's kind of where do you go from here. i feel like it's kind of like hopelessness. >> tom juravich is profferer in massachusetts writing about workers in the american workplace for over 25 years. his most recent book is about the struggling working class. >> we have this notion called the american dream. the dream has been for so many of us, that life would be better for our children. my dad was a factory worker, sent his three kids to state universities. we all went forward never to look back. >> what do you think about the american dream. >> it's a nightmare, a distraction, dream, fantasy. it's not realistic. >> it's not realistic, she says, because jobs are hard to find. good ones, almost impossible. >> we watched our parents get successful jobs. we watched our parents be able to maintain a life in line with the house and picket fence. now it's our time to do this and it's not materializing. the cost of things have r
Nov 3, 2013 11:00am EST
for massachusetts. here's mitt romney's response. quote. nothing has changed my view that a plan crafted to fit the unique circumstances of a single state should not be grafted on to the entire country. health reform is best crafted by state with bipartisan support and input from its employers as we did without raising taxes and by carefully phasing it in to avoid the type of disruption we are seeing nationally, unquote. romney, by the way, was not invited to attend the president's annual hall speech. defending obama care. >> question, who aside from mitt romney sees the current chaos as disruptive? >> i think romney was right on the mark there. when you have a bipartisan, when the governor is helping you out to implement the program and the government is part of the program, it works. the state that is receptive to government in healthcare. when you go to mississippi, of course, they will do everything to throw monkey wrenches into the process who don't want to implement it. this is his statement. goes directly with obama is saying. wanting the thing to work and not wanting to work. >> ther
Nov 15, 2013 7:00am EST
. find her, and you will find him. it worked. to massachusetts, james whitey bolger finally faced his crimes. a judge sentenced him to life in prison. bolger deserves nothing less than to spend the rest of his life in jail for the harm, the pain, and the suffering he has caused to so many in this town. >> the 84-year-old remained defiant in the en, calling his trial on racketeering charges ace -- a sham. he remained unfazed as he learned his fate. -- stonefaced as he learned his fate. >> to china, where in the past hour or so the country's new leadership announced two major changes in policy. will ease its decade old one child family planning policy and abolish it maturity is -- notorious reeducation through labor camps. heart of reforms -- part of reforms during a communist party meeting this week. we have our reporter from the bbc china service with me. hasa little while, there been a sense of a beginning a relaxation in the one child policy. but today, is this really the death knell? exactly, the one child policy has been in place for over three decades. a louder voice from the pub
Nov 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
is he lived in massachusetts. >> rose: concord, massachusetts. >> conway. and at the end it was boylston near harvard but he'd been librarian of congress. so he would come at new year, every new years the macleash brothers would get together and have had the fix there and my dad's folks would come until. adlai stevenson, james farley who was former postmaster general. >> rose: he was a campaign guy. >> so he came and one time i said -- you know, i was 11. i said, you know, archie, what -- i don't understand what some of your poems mean." and he said "i have a famous quote, haven't you read it?" i said no, sir, i have not." he said "well, a poem must not mean, it must be." and that's a famous quote of his. and the otr quote is i was always fascinate bade book of collected poems he wrote and he said how do you get -- i was like 16 now. i said "how do you get to a point where you have a title like that on a collected book of poems?" he says "i'll tell you, 1924 i left yale and went to paris because that was the thing to do. and they were all there, trust me. you folks think you got collecti
Nov 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
, massachusetts. at the time of the american revolution, this was slave country. slavery was legal here, just as it was in each of the 13 colonies... but the revolution brought new laws to this land, and here in this farmhouse, one slave began to test those laws. her name was mum bett. for decades, she served meals in these rooms. then she heard talk around the table of a new constitution that said all men were free. so mum bett decided to act. she ran away to the nearby town of stockbridge, where she convinced a young lawyer to help her file a suit. other slaves had sued their masters before, but this case was different. mum bett was challenging the very existence of slavery in massachusetts. her argument was that slavery violated the most basic principle of the american revolution, that all human beings were created equal. it was a powerful argument, and she won. mum bett's victory echoed across the young nation. within two decades, every state in the north was on the road to abolition, and this political transformation was accompanied by a religious one as an evangelical revival spread acr
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